Compared to other Brookline schools Lawrence is below average. This school does not offer school lunches for Kindergartners and their programs (EDP and after-school activities) offer very small number of spots. We have friends in three other Brookline schools and they appear to have way more resources than Lawrence. in addition after-school activities do not pickup K grade after school - guardians have to do that - unless one *won* a spot at EDP. We understand that there have to be some compromises made (lunches etc) due to large number of students however low number of after-school activities points to poor planning we think.
Lawrence is a public middle school in Brookline. The principal of Lawrence is Richard Rogers. 637 children attend Lawrence and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 14% of the 637 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lawrence is 14:1. Winsor School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
- Water polo
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Lawrence is a great school with a diverse student body excellent academics committed parents and supportive teachers who are passionate about their work and strive to bring out the best in each student. The school's excellent facilities and grounds coupled with its numerous extracurricular activities and PTO events give students every opportunity to make the most of their academic experience.
It's a great community school where parents teachers and administrators strive together to make the school a wonderful learning experience.
I love this school. It has great kids and great teachers. It runs preschool- 8 grade. it is newly re-done with a great playground and inside the school it has everything. 2 gyms music room large auditorium and a great lunch room. The teachers are well taught and supportive toward students. this school gives students a great chance to succeed in the outside world.
The school's culture is totally teacher centered not child centered. There is a huge lack of motivation to help kids reach their full potential. Basically there is no value added to the student. Students' ability remain the same year after year and there is little to no growth in their academic ability. Teachers have way too much autonomy around curriculum and assessments. They have poor specials teachers for the music and the arts.
Excellent academics clear curriculum guidelines. Wonderful teachers experienced educators nurturing and caring. Instrument choir and art are all available during the school day. Great extracurricular acitives for K-5 limited to sports for 6-8 with a few exception such as the school newspaper. Very involved parent community planning acitivities fund raising classroom involvement. Warm friendly community excellent well-rounded education.